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EMRIP on Mission in New Zealand

Expert Mechanism of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

4 April 2019 - The United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) will undertake a country engagement mission to New Zealand from 8 to 13 April 2019. This country engagement will be undertaken in response to a request from the Aotearoa Independent Monitoring Mechanism on behalf of the National Iwi Chairs Forum and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission under the EMRIP’s amended mandate, Human Rights Council Resolution 33/25.

This is the third country engagement mission to be undertaken by the EMRIP under this amended mandate.

The purpose of the mission is to provide advice on the development of a National Plan of Action or other measure to achieve the ends of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New Zealand.

The EMRIP will issue a statement at the end of its country engagement mission.

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The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) is a subsidiary body of the Human Rights Council mandated to provide the Council with expertise and advice on the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and assist Member States, upon request, in implementing the rights in the Declaration through the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of indigenous peoples.

For further information see the following page

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